After human extinction, a robot civilization?

This is a review of Charlie Stross's science fiction novel 'Saturn's Children'.  It's been out for a few years, but I wanted to read his latest, 'Neptune's Brood', which is a sequel (of sorts), so I started with this one. Stross describes a universe where humans have gone extinct, but where the sentient machines that … Continue reading After human extinction, a robot civilization?

Over-Extended Metaphor for the day – Charlie’s Diary

Over the beer, the conversation turned—for no sane reason—to computer operating systems. There being some non-technical folks at the table, I then had to cough up a metaphor to contextualize the relationship between Mac OS X and UNIX, thuswise: There is one true religion in operating systems, and it is UNIX. Or maybe it\'s not … Continue reading Over-Extended Metaphor for the day – Charlie’s Diary